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Eye-Popping Train Trips

November 22, 1998

The world's best scenic rail routes, as chosen by editors of the International Railway Traveler:

ROCKY MOUNTAINEER (pictured) / Canada

Weaves through the Canadian Rockies, from Vancouver to Calgary or Jasper. Its GoldLeaf Dome car is "perhaps the best daytime vehicle ever made." Tel. (888) 382-7245

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BERNINA EXPRESS / Switzerland

Spiraling tunnels, horseshoe curves, glaciers, rocky summits. Cresting Bernina Pass is the high point.

Tel. (888) 382-7245

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OSLO-BERGEN LINE / Norway

Fashionable ski centers, frozen lakes and snow-dusted ridges--"a true picture postcard trip."

Tel. (888) 382-7245

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CUMBRES & TOLTEC SCENIC RAILROAD / United States

Toltec Gorge and Cumbres Pass are the highlights of the journey from Chama, N.M., to Antonito, Colo. Tel. (800) 724-5428

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GLACIER EXPRESS / Switzerland

Wiesener Viaduct, plus 291 bridges and 91 tunnels. "Another dazzler."

Tel. (888) 382-7245

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